Everest Base Camp Trek is a “dream destination” for many adventurers. Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 offers amazing views of Mount Everest and unforgettable scenery of the ‘Himalayas’. The life of mountain dwellers is vastly different from one we live in the city and is worth experiencing. To look into the heart of the villages of these people we offer an exceptional trek featuring a wide range of spectacular scenery combined with unique cultural encounters with the Sherpa people who inhabit these high altitude regions. Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 days weaves through the famous Buddhist villages and monasteries of the Sherpa people while affording unparalleled views of some of the world’s highest peaks.
- Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)
You will be received and escorted to the hotel by our staff, refresh yourself and take some rest or explore the area around your hotel. Overnight at Shangri-la hotel.
- Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. Today after breakfast we will explore Kathmandu valley, a guided tour will be conducted to major world heritage sites inside the valley. As Kathmandu valley is a beautiful combination of Hinduism and Buddhism we will visit historical sites like; Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (monkey temple) and Buddhist shrine of Bouddhanath which is one of the largest stupa in the world. After the tour you will prepare yourself for the trek, will be briefed about the trek; buy all the trekking equipments required and overnight at hotel.
- Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft), –Phakding (2,610m/8,562ft) 4 – 5hrs hike
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your 35mins flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. After reaching Lukla our guide will introduce with the guides and porters then start trek kind following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi to the village of Phakding where we will be resting the night. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.
- Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3,445m/11,302ft) 5 – 6hrs hike
Today we will climb up to the traditional town of Namche Bazar also known as ‘ gateway to Everest‘, is a town of Sherpa Ethnicity. After having breakfast at the lodge, we continue trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times on the way, however halfway up the hill, we see our first view of Everest and Lhotse. After few hours of walking, we reach Namche Bazar crossing path surrounded by pines. Namche is the largest town in Khumbu region, surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Dudh Koshi. This vibrant village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.
- Day 05: Day walk to Thame village (3,750m/12,303ft) 7- 8hrs hike
Today is an important day for acclimatization as going higher without adapting the altitude can be a risk of altitude sickness. Today we follow a trail high above the Bhote Koshi river through Rhododendron forest and then to the beautiful village of Thame, it is less visited than the main trail to Everest base camp. We also visit the monastery today situated above the village of Thame with the trail lined by many hand – carved Mani stones. We have lunch in Thame and head back to Namche for overnight.
- Day 06: Namche – Tashinga (3,450m/11,318ft) 5hrs walk
Today after breakfast, we leave Namche on the trail contouring the hillside high above the Imja Koshi, there are amazing views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse and also the beautifully shaped Ama Dablam also known as one of the most beautiful mountain in the world. We will reach Tashinga and refresh ourselves in the lodge with views down the valley. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 07: Tashinga – Pangboche (3,875m/12,713ft) 5 – 6hrs hike
Today we will trek to our final destination towards this direction as we will be returning downwards from there. The trail descends steeply down the Dudh Koshi River, where we will cross the river and continue to Phunki Thang and climb through rhododendron forest until we reach Tangboche by late morning. Tengboche monastery is the most important gompa in the Sherpa region, and home to the abbot and about 80 monks and novices following Nyingmapa Buddhism, the predominant Sherpa sect. Explore the area and its awesome panoramic views of the Himalayan giants and Everest before making the descent to Imja Khola River and the lovely village of Pangboche. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 08: Pangboche – Dingboche (4,350m/14,304ft) 4 – 5hrs hike
Leaving Pangboche we take the high trail, considered to be one of the most beautiful trails with the outstanding view of the enormous mountain and deep valley. Trekking in dry hills along the rock-strewn trails we gradually slide up crossing through the typical Sherpa villages and on the way we might be lucky enough to spot the musk deer, mountain goats and, different birds. Dingboche, situated at the foot of soaring Amadablam Mountain is another attraction, views of countless other neighboring mountains which are hidden from Namche view. Overnight at Tea-house Lodge
- Day 09: Acclimatization and Rest day
The Everest Base Camp Trek has now gained the altitude above 4,000m. Hence, today we have an acclimatization day. A morning excursion for acclimatization will be conducted after breakfast. Hike to Chhukung Village would be the options. We will walk back to Dingboche after lunch.
- Day 10: Pheriche– Lobuche (4,910m/16,105ft) 5 – 6hrs hike
Today, after the early breakfast, we start our trek. From Dingboche the trail goes uphill gradually along a plateau of yak herder shelters, which is an amazing trek, beautiful walk where mountains like Cholatse, Lobuche and, Pumari unfolds before us in this contrasting and spectacular landscape. After 2 and half hours gradual walk, we will reach to Dughla, from Dughla the trail goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before turning left just past the climber and Sherpa memorial. From here, Away from the tree line area, the trail descends gradually and flows to the western side until we reach to the valley of Lobuche where we will rest overnight. Overnight at Tea-house Lodge
- Day 11: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,288m/17,349ft) 3hrs – Everest base camp (5,360m/17,585ft) 5 – 6hrs hike
This is the most important day of Everest Base Camp Trek as today we reach the Everest Base Camp (EBC). After the breakfast, we prepare ourselves and walk along the rocky terrain alongside the Khumbu glacier to EBC. Leaving Lobuche this trail to Gorak Shep is out of the ordinary through the rocky moraine undulating trail. After a light lunch at Gorak Sep we then walk to Everest base camp, the trail is mainly on rocky moraine before crossing over on to the glacier. There is a dramatic view of the infamous Khumbu icefall from the base camp. After few-time in the base camp we then descend back to Gorak Sep for accommodation. Overnight at Tea-house Lodge
- Day 12: Gorak Sep – Kalapathar (5,545m/18,192ft) 3hrs hike – Lobuche (4,910m/16,105ft) 3– 4hrs hike
‘Kala’ means black and ‘pathar’ rock, together being ‘Kalapathar’ or Black rock. Today we climb this black rock located just above Gorak Sep, after breakfast, we begin our trek. Today’s trek can be tough and freezing cold as the place is very windy, the epic climb to Kalapathar is not easy.
However, the view from the top surpasses the wildest imaginations, views of Mt. Everest (8848m/29000ft) including the full spread of Khumbu Himalayas; truly an unobstructed view of the highest mountain in the world. Alongside, Mt. Pumori looks great close up. As the sunset, the views are more colorful. Kalapattar is one of the prime highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek. After our successful the climb we then descend to Lobuche as we rest our night there. Overnight at Tea-house Lodge
- Day 13: Lobuche – Pangboche (3,875m/12,713ft) 6hrs hike
Today after an early breakfast, from Lebuche we descend past the Sherpa memorials to Dughla and then follow the lower trail to Pheriche. Shortly after leaving Pheriche we cross a bridge over the Khumbu River and then rejoin the trail that we took to Dingboche on Day 8 and trek towards Pangboche. After few more hours of walking, we will reach the village of Pangboche and stay the night there. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 14: Pangboche – Namche Bazar (3,445m/11,302ft) 6 – 7hrs hike
Today we head back to Namche, after a climb through the rhododendron forest to Tangboche we descend the river at Phunki Tenga and cross the bridge, trek the steady ascending trail to Namche Bazar. Get some rest and prepare ourselves for tomorrows trek to Lukla. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.
- Day 15: Namche Bazar – Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft) 7 – 8hrs hike
With an early breakfast, we start our trek by descending downhill to Lukla. We will trek along the Dudhkoshi River, pine forests, hamlets and crop field with the views of the mountain like Kusum Kangru, Khumbila, Tawoche and, Thamserku etc. When we reach Lukla, you will be the extremely exhausted so we will get some rest and stay the night at Lukla. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge
- Day 16: Lukla – Khathmandu (1,302m/4,270ft) 35mins flight
We will have an early breakfast at the lodge and walk to Lukla airport and take a flight back to Kathmandu, you will then be accompanied to your hotel and you have free time for yourself and overnight at hotel.
- Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu
It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla if we could not fly on scheduled date and time, or we can organize you a guided day tour in or around Kathmandu, you can refresh yourself and explore the valley on your own. Accommodate Overnight at hotel.
- Day 18: Fly Back Home
You will be assisted by our staff in a vehicle and transferred to TIA airport in Kathmandu from where you will take your flight back home.
- Airport transfers,
- Four nights Hotel**** in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Internal flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu, airport taxes,
- National park fee, trek permit,
- Accommodation in luxury lodges along the trek on full board (day 8 -12 in local lodges)
- Staff wages and insurance.
- Trek guide and porters.
- Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with entrance fee
- Nepal Sanctuary Treks trekking bag/duffel bag
Cost: US$ 2,870 per person (min 2 pax)
US$ 935 for single room supplement
What's not Included
- Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned,
- Excess baggage charge beyond 15 Kg each (including day pack)
- Personal equipment,
- Personal bills,
- Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or